11.4.1. Procedure – Automatically adding the host keys and host certificates of a server to PSM

Purpose: 

The host keys and host certificates of the servers can be added either automatically or manually. To add the host key or certificates automatically, complete the following steps:

Steps: 

  1. Navigate to the SSH Control > Connections.

  2. Configure a connection: fill the From, To, and Port fields.

    You can use IPv4 and IPv6 addresses as well.

    • To configure a transparent connection, enter the IP address of the server into the To field.

    • To configure a non-transparent connection, enter the IP address of PSM into the To field, and the address of the target server into the Target field.

  3. Click to display the advanced settings and verify that the Server side hostkey settings > Plain host key check option is set to Accept key for the first time.

    If the servers use X.509 certificates, select Allow X.509 host certificates, and verify that the X.509 host certificate check option is set to Accept certificate for the first time.

    Click .

  4. Initiate an SSH connection from the client to the server. PSM will automatically record the host key of the server — the server's IP address and the host key will be listed on the SSH Control > Server Host Keys page.